Bogged down by red tape, Nurse Peggy can no longer operate the clinic
BY JEFF STRATTON
A press release issued by Nurse Peggy Stranges at 8:30 a.m. today:
“It is unfortunate that we are closing Clinica Esperanza on Monday. We have worked with the Ministry of Health since before March to acquire our license for the clinic without success. We also have a container with necessary equipment for the municipal hospital and Clinica Esperanza that has been here since April and has not been released. The Ministry of Health has been working on a dispensa for the container since February. We can no longer sit by idly while the people of Roatan suffer for these two pieces of paper.
I want to thank Julio Galindo and the Grant family for donating the land that made Clinica Esperanza a reality. I want to thank deputado Romeo Silvestri, Dr. Fermin Lopez and Mr. Clinton Everett for all their help in dealing with the license and the container
I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes our patients but we can no longer continue under the present circumstances.”